Definition of Tar-and-feather

1. Verb. Smear the body of (someone) with tar and feathers; done in some societies as punishment. "The thief was tarred and feathered"

Entails: Cover
Generic synonyms: Penalise, Penalize, Punish



Definition of Tar-and-feather

1. Verb. To cover a person in sticky tar, then covered in feathers which stick to the tar. An archaic means of humiliating a person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tar-and-feather

tapued
tapuing
tapus
taqiyya
taqlid
taqua-nut
taqua nut
taqua nuts
taqueria
taquerias
taquito
taquitos
taqwa
taqwacore
tar
tar-and-feather (current term)
tar-boil
tar-brush
tar-brushes
tar-water
tar-wood
tar acne
tar and feather
tar boil
tar camphor
tar keratosis
tar paper
tar papers
tar pit
tar sand

Literary usage of Tar-and-feather

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1. Politics and Politicians: A Succinct History of the Politics of Illinois by David W. Lusk (1884)
"... of the Paper—An Attempt to Tar and Feather Lovejoy—Meeting of the Citizens of Alton to Compel him to Abandon the Publication of bis Paper—A Bravo Speech ..."

2. Politics and Politicians: A Succinct History of the Politics of Illinois by David W. Lusk (1884)
"... of the Paper—An Attempt to Tar and Feather Lovejoy—Meeting of the Citizens of Alton to Compel htm to Abandon the Publication of his Paper—A Brave Speech ..."

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